Well, well, what do we have here? It looks like BMW Malaysia is gearing up to introduce the new G01 BMW X3 after this covered unit was spotted by paultan.org reader CM Chai. The successor to the second-generation F25 first celebrated its global debut back in June 2017, and Danny Tan already had a go in one in Portugal.

The large kidney grilles are a big giveaway that this is the new model, and they appear to be flanked by standard full-LED headlights rather than adaptive units. A lack of sensors/cameras beside the rear view mirror also seem to indicate that the BMW Driving Assistant Plus suite of safety and driver assist systems will not be available.

The camouflage applied on this car attempts to mask the styling package fitted, but based on our observation, it looks like this X3 comes with the Luxury Design kit and a set of 19-inch LMR double-spoke Style 696 wheels. Highlights of the kit include chrome side window trim and grille slats, plus silver skid plates, side mouldings and fog lamp enclosure trim.

No word on the powertrain used for this G01 X3, but expect it to be the sDrive20i that consists of a 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder (184 hp/290 Nm) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The F25 currently on sale here is also offered with as the oil burning xDrive20d, but it isn’t confirmed if the variant will be listed for the new model.

We’ll have more details about the G01 X3 as they are presented to us, but for now, are you looking forward to the model’s arrival? Will you prefer it to other competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60?

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